Dating and the Single Parent

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When children are involved, dating gets complicated.

Ron Deal gives single parents--as well as those who date them--expert advice on

  • How to determine if you and the kids are really ready for dating, deal with kids' fears, and recognize red lights in a relationship.
  • What to expect when dating a single parent and when to start spending time with the kids.
  • Things to consider before getting engaged and how to prepare for life as a stepfamily.

Let Ron Deal guide you through the emotional ups and downs of dating with kids. Includes a free online relationship checkup and questions for individual or group study.

"This book will help you see beyond the tingly feelings to determine if a dating partner will help you form a healthy family." --from the foreword by Dr. Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife

About the Author

Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

About the Product

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0764206979
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces